Monday, August 11, 2014

Professor Phillip Kasinitz: My grandpa was an 'unaccompanied minor'

Professor Philip Kasinitz; photo via CNN

Professor Philip Kasinitiz, a professor of sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, wrote a lovely piece for CNN about his grandfather, who, in 1907, traveled alone to the United States at the tender age of nine.

After recounting some of the more touching and funny stories about "Frenchy," Kasinitiz concludes:

"I wonder how many people screaming at frightened children in Murrieta, California, have an ancestor with a similar story. I wonder why so many Americans have forgotten their history. And I wonder, if they are allowed to stay, what sort of Americans will the brave, resilient children on those buses someday become?"


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